Dr Devaki Nair graduated from Madras Medical College in India before moving to the UK to finish her post graduate training at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead, London.
Medical Experience and Training
Dr Nair was appointed as a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry in 2002. She is now the Director of the Royal Free Hospital familial hypercholesterolaemia advice centre and is also the Clinial Lead for Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk Prevention.
Dr Nair specialises in familial hypercholesterolaemia, hyperlipidaemia, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in South Asians. She has received an Innovation Fund Award to set up cardiovascular clinics in a faith-based setting.
Dr Devaki Nair's Places of Practice
High cholesterol is inevitable for some
If you have very high cholesterol levels in your blood it may be due to a gene defect. This form of inherited high cholesterol is called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This problem affects 1 in 500 people and can cause cholesterol levels higher than 7.5mmol/L (desired level is less than 5mmol/L) in an adult and can lead to early heart disease in the form of angina or heart attack.Read full article
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